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Carers Active Online Champion

Through our research, carers have told us that they want to be more physically active, to improve their health and wellbeing. One of the things that really helps many carers is encouragement from others who understand some of the the challenges and barriers of being physically active.

As a Carers Active Online Champion you will engage with carers online to provide encouragement and support. You will help to raise awareness of the benefits of being active, and motivate and inspire carers to try new activities, with assistance from Carers UK.

What will you get out of it?

This role is an opportunity for you to make a big difference to the health and wellbeing of carers by encouraging and supporting them to become more active. You will help create a friendly and supportive community in a private Facebook group and on our members’ forum, and will also develop your own communication skills

What's involved?

  • Sharing a selection of Carers UK social media posts from a toolkit you’ll receive via email each month 
  • Supporting carers by directing them to key updates and guidance on the Carers Active Hub and on the members’ forum.
  • Start conversations on the Carers Active Facebook group to get people talking and sharing their physical activity achievements and challenges.
  • Engage with carers in a positive and friendly way, encouraging them to set goals and try new activities.
  • Feed back to us about your social media posts and how carers are responding.

The skills you need

  • A good knowledge of at least one social media platform
  • Access to a computer, tablet or phone with internet access
  • Excellent online communication skills
  • A friendly personality to engage and motivate carers to be more physically active whilst keeping within boundaries and being empathetic and non-judgemental

How we will support you

You will have a staff point of contact at Carers UK whilst in your role. You will also receive a monthly email with suggested content for posts.

As well as the Carers UK Volunteering Handbook, you will receive monthly updates from the volunteer team to provide you with support, an invite to the monthly online volunteer meetup and access to the Carers UK Volunteers Facebook group.

Your time

This role is very flexible. You will receive suggested content in the monthly toolkit, but you’ll also have the chance to create and share your own posts. When you post is up to you, we just ask that you use the links provided or let us know how you have shared messaging to help us measure the impact of our social media activities.

How to apply

To find out more download the role description. To sign up for the role, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We will be in touch within seven working days to discuss your application. All volunteers must be over 18 years old.

If you have any further questions please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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